The lyrics of “Beat It” express something I would do if I were in trouble. Its message - that we should abhor violence - is something I believe deeply. It tells kids to be smart and avoid trouble. I don’t mean to say you should turn the other cheek while someone kicks in your teeth, but, unless your back is against the wall and you have absolutely no choice, just get away before violence breaks out. If you fight and get killed, you’ve gained nothing and lost everything. You’re the loser, and so are the people who love you. That’s what “Beat It” is supposed to get across. To me, true bravery is settling differences without a fight and having the wisdom to make that solution possible. - Michael Jackson
Playlistin’: Our Five Fave Holiday Pop Songs Of All Time!
Over here at Metrolyrics, we know our pop music. I mean, it’s kind of a requirement to have a thing for pop in the world of song lyrics: it’s a genre that is internationally recognized and adored (secretly by some) to all. Which is why we GOTTA give props to the pop songs that we play every time Christmas rolls around. Since tomorrow is Christmas Eve and you’ll probably be hanging out with your friends/family, have an impromptu dance party with these classic pop hits:
"Cause I’ve been waiting to give this gift tonight / I’m down on my knees, there’s no better time / It’s something to last for as long as you live / Tonight I’m going to give you all my heart can give"
What did you ask for for Christmas this year? Socks? Maybe some nice pajamas? A great new book? That’s all well and good, and we hope that you get just what you asked for this year from your family, friends and Santa — BUT — did you ever think Lady Gaga, the current queen of pop would be gifting you this Christmas? Recently she announced on her Twitter and Facebook what all the LIttle Monsters are going to be getting for Christmas this year:
We thought it was bad luck to reveal your gifts! To be fair, she hasn’t given any hints to what the song might be or if we’ve heard it before (maybe in live performances?) so the jig isn’t up. Remember when you were a kid and you couldn’t for the life of you get to bed on Christmas Eve because you were too excited? And when you finally did fall asleep, you couldn’t help but wake up at the crack of dawn to see if Santa really did come? We kind of feel that way about this Gaga release…
J. Cole brought his A-game to Letterman on Wednesday night, and he’s got the varsity jacket to prove it.
The recent Roc-Nation signee performed his first single, "Work Out", which samples Kanye West’s "New Workout Plan" and Paula Abdul’s "Straight Up". J.’s performance definitely proved reminiscent of early Kanye with his emphasized drawl on a couple key words (read: “Hit and ruuuuun”), but that didn’t distract from the boyish charisma that is completely and entirely Cole’s own.
J. Cole’s smirks and every-so-often winks are sure to send more than a few fans to the Love Doctor. Not to mention “Work Out’s” mature-but-not-too-mature lyrics:
Straight up, now tell me do you really wanna love me forever / Oh, oh, oh / Or is it just a hit and run / (Well, hey)
Just two months off the release of his debut album, Cole World, and the recipient of a Best New Artist Grammy nomination, J. Cole is already making a reputable name for himself. Watch out Drake, he’s comin’ for ya!
With only 3 days ‘til Christmas, our last Xmas-themed Lyric Battle just had to be a tribute to the grandfathers of holiday music. People from every generation can appreciate the smooth vocal stylings of yesteryear from classic crooners Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole. Both legends in their own rights, it seemed fitting to put Crosby’s “White Christmas" up against Cole’s "The Christmas Song”. Which ol-skool set of holiday lyrics are you rooting for?
Previously on Lyric Battle, the biggest women in pop right now (Lady Gaga & Katy Perry) had their inspirational lyrics up in the ring, and the winner?
Rihanna’s year is ending pretty sweetly. She released an extremely successful album, she’s featured on Drake’s very successful album, and she’s soon to release the video for her upcoming single ‘You Da One’. Ever since her video for ‘We Found Love' came out, we've come to expect stunning visuals, great fashion, and edgy storylines from Rihanna and You Da One seems like it won't disappoint. How do we know this? Because she just released an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the video!
It looks like this video is going to be super fashion-forward just like ‘We Found Love’. In the sneak peak, Rihanna sports a blonde wig, A Clockwork Orange-style outfit complete with a bowler hat, and in one scene she is wearing what looks like a full-body fishnet stocking! We can’t wait to see what the final product is like, and if she has a love-interest in the video (bonus points if he looks like the model Dudley O’Shaughnessy who appeared in ‘We Found Love’!) to match the romantic lyrics of the song:
You da one that I dream about all day / You da one that I think about always / You are da one so I make sure I behave / My love is your love, your love is my love